Planning Project Coordinator

JOB CODE: 1064


SALARY RANGE: $52,474 - $88,454

Planning Commission

Under the general direction of the Planning Director and Assistant Planning Director, employee performs responsible project management. Duties involve working in partnership with the public and private sector, developing strategies, and regulating and formulating policies and procedures to implement projects. Work also involves the use of independent judgment and is reviewed through conferences for desired results. The Planning Project Coordinator is distinguished from Planner Manager by a greater degree of authority and supervision exercised. Employees of this classification oversee Planning Managers with assigned staff responsible for research, report writing, presentations, and related activities. Performs other work as requested.

Coordinates special planning and land use for the Planning Commission's projects, work programs, and staff assignments; reviews staff work product. Fosters business partnerships with neighborhood, civic, and professional development organizations that are conducive to the department's mission. Researches and identifies improvement opportunities for the Unified Development Code. Provides organization, administrative expertise, and support to the advisory committees to the Planning Commission; performs related duties as assigned. Develops and coordinates, in collaboration with other departments, groups and agencies, techniques to streamline the application process; develops criteria for successful review of land development applications. Develops and coordinates communications and public relations for the department, including Public Information and the Planning Commission's education workshops and professional staff training. Creates databases to track land development applications with other departments and agencies to expedite the land development application approval process.

Knowledge of the principles, practices, and techniques of urban planning. Knowledge of the techniques of planning research and of the municipal, state, and federal agencies and procedures involved in urban planning. Knowledge of development regulations, procedures, and practices. Knowledge of economics, municipal finances, sociology, historic preservation, and environmental protection as they apply to urban planning. Knowledge of the principles and practices of the Geographic Information System (GIS) program. Knowledge of financial management of federal and state grants. Knowledge of the principles and practices of technical report writing. Ability to organize, supervise, and perform technical research on subdivision and zoning related issues. Ability to utilize a computer to interpret and analyze technical and statistical information. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, officials, other agencies, and the general public. Ability to prepare technical, oral and written reports clearly and in an interesting manner to various groups and the general public. Ability to supervise and motivate personnel. Ability to apply good work habits such as punctuality, reliability, preciseness, and dependability in order to effectively complete assigned tasks and contribute to the smooth operation of the department and division. Ability to attend to details while keeping big-picture goals in mind.


A master's degree in planning or a closely related field ( e.g. Architecture, Environmental Science, Geography, Landscape Architecture, Political Science, Public Administration, Sociology), and seven years of experience in urban or regional planning. Two years of supervisory experience required.

Any equivalent combination of education and experience.

(Unless otherwise specified below, must possess at the time of appointment and must be maintained current throughout employment in this classification.) None.


The work examples described in this specification are intended only as an illustration of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from job performance requirements if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the job.